Academic, Peer-Reviewed Publications:

webpage Schutz, M. (2017). Acoustic Constraints and Musical Consequences: Exploring Composers’ Use of Cues for Musical Emotion. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1–10.
pdf  Manning, F.C., Harris, J. & Schutz, M. (2017). Temporal prediction abilities are mediated by motor effector and rhythmic expertise. Experimental Brain Research. 235 (3), 861-871.


 Schutz, M., Stefanucci, J., Baum, S., & Roth, A. (2017). Name that percussive tune: Associative memory and amplitude envelope. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 70 (7), 1323-1343.

Ng, M., & Schutz, M. (2017). Seeing sound: A new tool for teaching music perception principles. Canadian Acoustics, 45(3). Retrieved from

pdf  Gillard, J. & Schutz, M. (2016). Composing alarms: Considering the musical aspects of auditory alarm design. Neurocase, 22 (6), 566-576.
pdf  Chuen, L., & Schutz, M. (2016). The unity assumption facilitates cross-modal binding of musical, non-speech stimuli: The role of spectral and amplitude envelope cues. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78 (5), 1512-1528.
pdf  Manning, F. C., & Schutz, M. (2016). Trained to keep a beat: Movement-related enhancements to timing perception in percussionists and non-percussionists. Psychological Research, 80 (4), 532-542.
pdf  Schutz, M. (2016). Clarifying amplitude envelope’s crucial role in auditory perception. Canadian Acoustics, 44 (2), 42-43.
webpage  Schutz, M. (2016). Lessons from the laboratory: The musical translation of scientific research on movement. Cambridge Companion to Percussion. Russell Hartenberger, Ed.
webpage  Poon, M., & Schutz, M. (2015). Cueing musical emotions: An empirical analysis of 24-piece sets by Bach and Chopin documents parallels with emotional speech. Frontiers in Psychology (Cognition). 6:1419.
pdf  Manning, F. C., & Schutz, M. (2015). Movement enhances perceived timing in the absence of auditory feedback. Timing & Time Perception, 3, (3-12).
pdf  Schutz, M., & Vaisberg, J. (2014). Surveying the temporal structure of sounds used in Music Perception. Music Perception, 31 (3), 288-296.
pdf  Vallet, G., Shore, D., & Schutz, M. (2014). Exploring the role of amplitude envelope in duration estimation. Perception. 43, 616-630.
pdf  Schutz, M. (2014). Multimodality (sensory integration). In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Thompson, Bill and Golson, Geoffrey, ed). Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications. [Encyclopedia entry]
pdf  Manning, F., & Schutz, M. (2013). “Moving to the beat” improves timing perception. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 1133-1139.
pdf  Gillard, J. & Schutz, M. (2013, July). The importance of amplitude envelope: Surveying the temporal stricture of sounds used in perceptual research. Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (pp.62-68). Stockholm, Sweden.
pdf  Gillard, J. & Schutz, M. (2013). Exploring melodic structure to increase heterogeneity of auditory alarm sets in medical devices. Journal of Medical Devices, 7 (2), 12-13.
webpage  Schutz, M., & Manning, F. (2012). Looking beyond the score: The musical role of percussionists’ ancillary gestures. Music Theory Online, 18 (1), 1-14.
pdf  Gillard, J. & Schutz, M. (2012, June) Improving the efficacy of auditory alarms in medical devices by exploring the effect of amplitude envelope on learning and retention. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display (pp. 240-241). Atlanta, GA.
pdf  Kubovy, M., & Schutz, M. (2010). Causality and Objects in Vision and Audition. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 1, 41-61.
pdf  Schutz, M., & Kubovy, M. (2009). Causality and crossmodal integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1791-1810.
pdf  Armontrout, J., Schutz, M., & Kubovy, M. (2009). Visual determinants of a cross-modal illusion. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 71, 1618-1627
pdf  Schutz, M., & Kubovy, M. (2009). Deconstructing a musical illusion Canadian Acoustics, 37, 23-28. [Invited submission].
pdf  Schutz, M. (2008). Seeing music? What musicians need to know about vision. Empirical Musicology Review. 3 (3), 83–108. [Invited submission].
pdf  Schutz, M., Huron, D., Keeton, K., & Loewer, G. (2008). The Happy Xylophone: Acoustic affordances restrict an emotional palette. Empirical Musicology Review, 3 (3), 126–135.
pdf  Schutz, M., & Lipscomb, S. (2007). Hearing gestures, seeing music – vision influences perceived tone duration. Perception 36 (6), 888–897.
pdf Schutz, M. (2002). Computer Aided Analysis of Post Tonal Music. Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, 9 (1), 9–40. ***Winner of the Edythe Portz Prize for best overall submission of 2002***

Educational/Non-Technical Publications (Also Peer-Reviewed):

pdf Schutz, M., & Manning, F. (2013). Effectively using affective gestures: What percussionists need to know about movement and perception. Percussive Notes, 51, 26-31.
pdf Schutz, M. (2009). The Mind of the Listener: Acoustics, Perception, and the Musical Experience. Percussive Notes, 47(5).
pdf Schutz, M. (2005). CrossTalk: Technology in the College Percussion Curriculum, Percussive Notes, 43(3).

Other, Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications:

pdf Schutz, M., & Manning, F. (2015). Movement and Timing: MAPLE Lab PASIC testing results are in! Percussive Notes, 50 (September, 2015)
pdf Schutz, M. (2014). Does your listening stack up? Test your skills in a new research study, Percussive Notes, 50 (September, 2014)
pdf Schutz, M. (2013). Are you a rhythm master? Test your abilities in a new research study, Percussive Notes, 51 (September, 2013)
pdf Schutz, M., & Kubovy, M. (2007). Seeing Music: Do we hear silent gestures? Invited lay-language version of technical paper presented at the 153rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.
  Schutz, M. (2001). Princeton Marimba Festival, Percussive News (November, 2001).